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A case for prayer in school Many people believe that prayer and religion should be placed in schools for the betterment of children of all ages and society as a whole There are many strong opposing facts to say why prayer and religion should not be allowed in schools Those who feel religion has a place in school say that the violence of the world would be diminished with religion and prayer in schools While those who feel otherwise believe prayer in school would not do any good and that it blatantly violates the 1st and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution In this paper I will argue why religion and prayer should be placed in school to increase morale and behavior of children and how prayer in school would decrease violence in and out of school The separation of Church and State is a fundamental principle of American government which rests primarily on the Constitutions First Amendment which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof While many may argue that prayer in school violates the constitution our First Amendment didnt separate God and government but actually encouraged religion The First Amendment of the Constitution declares that the federal government cannot establish one religion for all of the people The simple idea of everyone in our nation being limited to one form of religion is inconceivable The second section insists that the government should do nothing to prevent people from exercising religion But forbidding officiated prayer in schools discourages religion doesnt it The founders of the Constitution recognized the freedom of religion as an important factor in establishing a democracy The government is not upholding their part of the Constitution They are trying to tell people that saying prayers in public school is unconstitutional I attended a public school which allowed us to pray before class Prayer in school in my case produced an
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